Commonwealth Secretary-General Calls on President Rajapaksa Ahead of CHOGM

Commonwealth Secretary-General Mr. Kamalesh Sharma called on Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa

Commonwealth Secretary-General Mr. Kamalesh Sharma called on Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat this (Nov. 11) morning.

“We are here to make your CHOGM a great success,” Mr. Sharma told President Rajapaksa.

The delegations from the Commonwealth Secretariat and Sri Lanka that joined the Secretary-General and the President for the meeting discussed the final arrangements for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2013 taking place in Colombo this week.

Deputy Secretary-General Mrs. Mmasekgoa Masiri-Mwamba, Director of the Office of the Secretary-General Mr. Simon Gimson, Director of the Political Affairs Division Mr. Amitav Banerji and the Director of the Communications and Public Affairs Division and Commonwealth Spokesperson Mr. Richard Uku accompanied Mr. Sharma.

Minister of External Affairs Prof. G. L. Peiris, Secretary to the President Mr. Lalith Weeratunga, Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mr, Karunatillake Amunugama, Secretary to the Ministry of Mass Media and Information Dr. Charitha Herath were present for the meeting.

(Sri Lanka Government Spokesperson for CHOGM 2013)

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